The Prussian Garrison Town after the War of Seven Years Duration (the so called ´Siebenjähriger Krieg´)

Resource Type
Dataset : Survey and aggregate data
  • Niemann, Alexander
Publication Date
  • ZA:
    • Historical Studies Data
  • Abstract

    The city of Wesel was the biggest Prussian fortress in the west and the most important city in the Duchy of Kleve. But in 18th century the city turned from a relatively important Hanseatic City into a nowadays relatively unimportant lower Rhine city. Central for this development was the Seven Year´s war (1756-1763), in this entire period Wesel was occupied by the French. This is why the end of the seven year´s war is chosen to be the starting point of the analysis. The goal of the study is to show the social and economic structure of the population and its development until the end of the 18th century. Topics: - Development of Wesel´s population (births, marriages, deaths) - Grain process (wheat, rye, barley, buckwheat, oat) in Wesel - Professional groups in Wesel, - Development of trade: Paraphengelder, Akziseaufkommen, Akzisefixierung, - Number of household per populated house - Furthermore: household size, shift, value of houses, property of houses, poll tax, occupations.
Temporal Coverage
  • 1766 / 1791
Geographic Coverage
  • Historical German lands (-1871) (DQDE)
Collection Mode
  • Sources: Archival materials from the municipal archives of Wesel, documents of the Wesel municipal registry, city bills, bills of “Servitienkasse” (maintenance of the soldiers of Wesel garrison), foundation of Wesel (includes documents of the magistrate on the Weseler poverty foundations), bills of poverty foundations, town constructing bills. Archival materials from the main municipal archives of Düsseldorf, department Kleve-Märkisches state archive. Printed sources.
Data and File Information
  • Unit Type: Geographic Unit
    Number of Units: 1647
    Number of Variables: 42
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Alternative Identifiers
  • ZA8113 (Type: ZA-No.)
  • Niermann Achim, Die preußische Garnisonstadt Wesel nach dem Siebenjährigen Krieg. Untersuchungen zur Bevölkerungs- und Wirtschaftsstruktur. In: Prieur, Jutta (HG), Stadt und Festung Wesel, Beiträge zur Stadtgeschichte der frühen Neuzeit (= Studien und Quellen zur Geschichte von Wesel 20), Wesel 1998, S. 125 ff

Update Metadata: 2021-04-07 | Issue Number: 89 | Registration Date: 2010-07-23